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Senior Web Designer Salary

Senior Web Designers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $66K per year. Final cash compensation to Senior Web Designers varies from around $45K to approximately $96K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $8K and $10K, respectively. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 61 percent of Senior Web Designers are male. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$44,391 - $90,939
(Median)
$44K
$66K
$91K
MEDIAN: $66,114
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$18.85 - $56.28
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MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$44,391 - $90,939  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,114  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $9,826  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$44,839 - $96,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 796
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$18.85 - $56.28  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.00  
Overtime
$27.28 - $58.73  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,114  
   
Profit Sharing
$970 - $9,826  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$44,839 - $96,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 100

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Job Description for Senior Web Designer

A senior web designer is responsible for designing and implementing websites for one or more companies. Depending on the size and structure of their firm, the "senior" designation may refer to either how long they have been employed by their firm or their position relative to other designers; a senior web designer may be a leader for a team of designers as well.

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Senior Web Designer Tasks

  • Ensure creative elements are inline with brand requirements.
  • Interprets creative "look" of each promotion and builds, develops layouts of those materials assigned.
  • Conceptualize, create, develop, design and produce web promotions using graphics design software.

Common Career Paths for Senior Web Designer


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While not commonly seen, Senior Web Designers who transition into a Senior User Experience Designer position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Senior User Experience Designers is $103K per year. Senior Web Designers typically move into roles as Creative Directors or User Experience Designers, and those positions pay $15K more and $9K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Senior Web Designer


Senior Web Designers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Flash, User Interface Design, Design, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 13 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include PHP, Dreamweaver, and HTML. For most people, competency in Cascading Style Sheets indicates knowledge of Adobe Photoshop.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Web Designer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average inexperienced worker earns $61K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $67K. On average, Senior Web Designers make $73K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $84K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Senior Web Designers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 34 percent above the national average. Senior Web Designers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+25 percent), Washington (+15 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), and New York (+13 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 18 percent south of the national average, can be found in Cincinnati. Workers in Dallas and San Diego earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (10 percent less and 3 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Senior Web Designer Salaries




National Average
$67,000


Skills That Affect Senior Web Designer Salaries

Flash
up arrow 13%


Design
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

JavaScript
up arrow 3%

Graphic Design
up arrow 2%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 2%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

National Average
$67,000

Web Design
up arrow 1%

Web Development
up arrow 2%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 3%

up arrow 5%

up arrow 6%

Dreamweaver
up arrow 7%

PHP
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 161 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
46%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 14%
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